Table of contents
Definitions and Strategies
Physical Enablers – Manufacturing Machinery and Hardware
Logical Enablers – Reconfigurable Control Systems for Robots
Logical Enablers – Process Planning
Logical Enablers – Production and Capacity Planning and Control
Managing and Justifying Change in Manufacturing – Products and Systems Design, Planning and Management
Managing and Justifying Change in Manufacturing – Cost and Quality Management
About this book
Change, in products and systems, has become a constant in manufacturing. Changeable and Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems discusses many key strategies for success in this environment. Changes can most often be anticipated but some go beyond the design range. This requires providing innovative change enablers and adaptation mechanisms.
Changeable and Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems presents the new concept of changeability as an umbrella framework that encompasses many paradigms such as agility, adaptability, flexibility and reconfigurability. The book provides the definitions and classification of key terms in this new field, and emphasizes the required physical/hard and logical/soft change enablers.
Over 22 chapters, the book presents cutting edge technologies, the latest thinking and research results, as well as future directions to help manufacturers stay competitive. It contains original contributions and results from senior international experts, experienced practitioners and accomplished researchers in the field of manufacturing, together with industrial applications. Changeable and Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems serves as a comprehensive reference and textbook for industrial professionals, managers, engineers, specialists, researchers and academics in manufacturing, industrial and mechanical engineering; and general readers who are interested to learn about the new and emerging manufacturing paradigms and their potential impact on the workplace and future jobs.
Editors and affiliations
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84882-067-8
- Copyright Information Springer London 2009
- Publisher Name Springer, London
- eBook Packages Engineering
- Print ISBN 978-1-84882-066-1
- Online ISBN 978-1-84882-067-8
- Series Print ISSN 1860-5168
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